Re: A few observations about systemd
On Sun, Jul 17, 2011 at 06:26:34PM +0200, Juliusz Chroboczek wrote:
> Yes, and that's exactly what I find worrying about Lennart's attitude:
> he presumes to impose his policy on you -- you must use Linux, you must
> use a recent kernel with cgroups enabled, you're not supposed to use
> shell scripts, etc.
Whilst I share your concerns about Poettering's attitude (and my heart sank
only three lines into his reply that you forwarded to -devel), I think only
supporting Linux is entirely his perogative: It's his project, his time and he
can support what he wants. (Or it's Red Hat's time, and they can support
whatever they want). Likewise, a recent kernel does not seem like a problem,
and cgroups seems like a fairly core part of what systemd does.
The shell script thing I have more of a problem with, although I take his point
about the quality of init scripts at present.
I don't suppose it would be worth maintaining a patch-set in Debian to support
other OSs: In a hypothetical future where systemd was the default init system
for Debian, it's probably less work to support multiple init systems and let
K*BSD/Hurd/* pick another.
 whilst implementing puppet, I filed #629654 and #629910, and I was just
getting started ☹
 has anyone started a Debian/Plan 9 yet? ;)